Weekend forecast colder

Storm systems could bring light snowfall to area tonight and Saturday

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— A cold front and winter storm system moving through the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs could bring some snowfall to the area, the National Weather Service reported today.

Steamboat snowfall likely will be less than 6 inches, with 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation possible tonight and 1 to 3 inches possible on Saturday, said Weather Service forecaster Mike Chamberlain.

The storm comes with a cold front forecasted to reverse the unseasonably warm temperatures Steamboat felt earlier in the week. Tonight's low temperature could drop to 17 degrees; the forecasted high for Saturday is 35 degrees, with a low of 12 degrees Saturday night.

"Temperatures will be quite a bit cooler - near normal or below normal," Chamberlain said.

Another storm system is expected to move through the area Sunday night and Monday, followed by another on Monday night and Tuesday, Chamberlain said. Weather patterns for the middle of next week look relatively calm and likely will bring warmer temperatures, he said.

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